I am new here and this is my first post. My name is Kim and I live in Ontario Canada. We are having a new pool installed in Oct and I am so happy to have just found this board.
We currently have an onground pool with a wood deck around it. The pool is almost 8 years old and the deck has started to rot. We talked about replacing the deck with a new one. But instead we have decided to just rip the whole thing down and start fresh.
We found a great pool builder here who installs fiberglass pools. He installs both San Juan and Leisure pool brands (this is his first year with Leisure, he has done SJ for over 10yrs). We signed our contract for a San Juan Manatee in light blue 2 wks ago. We were really torn between that model and Leisure Pools Tuscany model in the dark blue colour. We prefer the darker colour of the Tuscany, but we are getting a slight larger SJ pool for less money and the PB really like SJ too, so we went with SJ. We are doing a SWG, a cartridge filter, and we are going to keep our Jandy heater on our current pool. We also currently have a Kreepy Krawly and we will see how that works in the new pool before we upgrade cleaners. We are planning to do concrete decking and coping. So that is where we are that at this point. Still working out tons of little details.
For those of you that have light coloured fiberglass pools, do you find them difficult to keep clean? I have read some posts on staining. Also do you find the light colours warm up and hold the heat? We live in a cool climate so I am worried a bit about the pool losing a lot of heat at night. Is there anything you don't like about your fiberglass pool? Do you feel San Juan is a good choice? Or should we go with Leisure?...the PB said we can change our mind up until a month before the install.
Thank you for the help, I am sure I will have a ton of questions as we progress...and I am looking forward to being a part of this forum.